Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Centennial School Board approved the hiring of Michael Johnson as principal of Klinger Middle School.
The search is over. After spending six months and evaluating two panels of candidates, the Centennial School Board Tuesday night voted unanimously to hire Michael Johnson as Klinger Middle School's principal. Johnson, who currently works as an elementary curriculum specialist for Abington School District, will assume the role effective July 1. He will earn a $123,000 annual salary, according to Christopher Berdnik, the district's business manager. He will replace current Klinger Principal Dennis Best, whom the school board approved as principal of William Tennent High School in January. School board member Mark Miller, who led the principal search committee, said it was the "whole package" that made Johnson stand out as the best person …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Repairs will take place over the summer and should be completed by the start of the 2013-14 academic year, according to school board members.
The Centennial School Board recently approved a bid to replace the roof at Log College Middle School and to patch the roof at Klinger Middle School. The bid was awarded to Jottan, Inc. of Florence, N.J. at a cost of $1,472,523 for Log College and $54,800 for Klinger. The roof at Log College Middle School will receive a complete replacement, while the roof at Klinger Middle School will by patched, with total replacement to take place at a later date. “We are leaning toward [the year of] 14-15 for the replacing the roof at Klinger,” said Board Member Michael Hartline. Board Member Jane Schrader Lynch questioned the sum total of the roof repairs, noting that the total cost incurred would not be covered by the money obtained from last year…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Catherine Perkins will fill the assistant principal position at Klinger Middle School.
The Centennial School Board unanimously approved the hiring of a new assistant principal for Klinger Middle School. Catherine Perkins expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to serve the district at Tuesday evening’s school board meeting. “I am very eager to work with the students, the staff, the parents, the administrators and the entire Centennial community,” Perkins said. “I am looking forward to facilitating the continued success of the students at Klinger.” According to PhillyBurbs.com, Perkins was previously the district curriculum coordinator for family and consumer sciences in Council Rock School District. They report she will receive a salary of $105,363. Perkins is the first of two hires necessary to facilitate current …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tickets for the shows canceled due to last weekend's inclement weather will be honored this weekend.
Due to the inclement weather last weekend, Centennial canceled all weekend activities - including the scheduled performances of "The Little Mermaid" at Klinger Middle School. If you purchased a ticket for one of last weekend's shows, not to worry. Ticket holders can redeem their tickets at performances to be held this weekend. Tickets previously purchased must be used for the same day and time, or you can exchange for a general admission ticket at the lower office at the middle school. The opening night show begins at 7 p.m. Friday evening. There will be two shows on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. For return ticket information, contact Jennifer Cresina at 215-364-5950 x 13011.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Dennis Best, who is currently the principal of Klinger Middle School, was selected to become the next principal of William Tennent High School.
In a last minute addition to the agenda, the Centennial School Board named Dennis Best as the next principal of William Tennent High School at its meeting Tuesday evening. Best is currently the principal of Klinger Middle School; he will transition into his new role after a successor for his current position is in place. Barbara Stevenson has been serving as the interim principal at the high school since Eileen Poroszok retired in August 2012. Prior to her retirement, Poroszok took a leave of absence in November 2011. She served as Tennent’s principal for 13 years. In December 2012, the district announced a meet the candidate forum where two candidates for the high school principal position were to be introduced for questions from the …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Nationally acclaimed presenter John Halligan will offer a cyber bullying presentation to parents on Tuesday evening, followed by a presentation to students on Wednesday.
Monday, December 17, 2012
John Halligan's son, Ryan, committed suicide on Oct. 7, 2003, after being bullied by classmates both at school and via the Internet. He was 13 years old. In interviews and at talks at schools across the country, Halligan has spoken openly about the tragedy, the events leading up to it and what he found out about his son's online life after his death. Now, Halligan is coming to Centennial, where he will speak on cyberbullying and cyber safety on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Klinger Middle School. Halligan's son Ryan took his life after being ridiculed and humiliated by peers at school and online. At Klinger, Halligan will take the audience through lessons learned from his family’s tragedy. Halligan believes that holding …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Students at Klinger Middle School and Davis Elementary attended rallies on Wednesday to get psyched up for the big game.
Staff members of Centennial School District are gearing up to take the court against the Harlem Wizards next month at William Tennent High School. The game was organized by the Klinger Middle School PTO and the funds raised from the event will benefit Klinger's eighth grade class. Wizard's player David "DP" Paul put on quite a show Wednesday morning for the students of Klinger Middle School. Paul also hosted a rally for the students of Davis Elementary School later in the day. "I've got lots of tricks and I'll be bringing them all," he said in an interview following the morning assembly. Klinger Principal Dennis Best will be leading Centennial's team, comprised of staff members from across the district, as well as two seniors from WTHS…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
With numerous high school options on the table, basketball phenom Horace Spencer III has decided to attend William Tennent in the fall.